Tupac Shakur, more popular with his stage name 2Pac, is one of the best selling rap artists of all times. He has sold more than 75 million albums across the world which makes him one of the most emblematic figures in modern music. In addition to his rap career, 2Pac was acting in movies as well. His most prominent roles were in the movies “Justice”, “Above the Rim” as well as “Bullet”, “Gridlock’d” and “Gang Related”. The last three were released after 2Pac’s tragic death in 1996.
A little known fact about 2Pac is that he could have starred in the 1999 ‘Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace’ epic space movie. The information was released in an interview by the ex Chief Engineer of Death Row Records, Rick Clifford. He mentioned 2Pac’s interest in taking a part in the movie and that the rapper was supposed to begin reading the script of George Lucas’s movie. 2Pac was actually considered for the role of the Jedi master of the High Council, Mace Windu.
Eventually, Samuel L. Jackson took the part in the movie after 2Pac’s tragic death in 1996.